Will of Susan Dickson

Submitted by Elizabeth Dickson Golbach

The Will of Susan Dickson

Dated 23 Feb 1844; Recorded October Term 1852

Will Book Z, Pages 72-74 - Duplin County, North Carolina

Transcribed by Claire F. Sullivan

 State of North Carolina - Duplin County }

 In the name of God, Amen. I, Susan Dickson of the State & County aforesaid being advanced in age, and weak in body, but in a State of mind sound and will disposing, do make and ordain this to be my last will and testament.

 I leave my Soul in the hands of my creator, trusting in the merits of a crucified Saviour for its redemption, and my body I wish consigned to its mother earth in decent and Christian like burial, at the discretion of my surviving friends.

 I give and bequeath to Benjamin Oliver my negroes Notter, Bill and Hagar in trust for the following described purposes, viz: that he the said Benjamin Oliver will apply the labor or hire of the said Negroes and their increase to the support and maintenance of my Daughter Dorothy Maxwell during her lifetime, and after the death of the said Dorothy, that he the said Benjamin will divide the Said Negroes and their increase between the children of the said Dorothy that may survive her equally to them and their heirs forever.

 I give and bequeath to Ann Pearsall, Ozborn Carr, John Carr, Ann Jane Oliver and Linda Carr (my children) the following named Negroes, viz: Milley, Hamlet, Daniel, Austin, Doll, Frank & Fortune to be equally divided among them, to them & their heirs forever.

I give & bequeath to my son Robert Dickson my mare or young Horse Timoleon whichever he chooses & also two Beds & furniture, to him and his heirs forever.

 I give and bequeath to my granddaughter Betsy Jane Maxwell one Bed and furniture to her and her heirs forever.

 I give and bequeath to my son James Dickson two Beds and furniture, to him and his heirs forever.

 The residue of my property I wish to be sold on a credit of six months, and after the payment of my just debts & funeral expenses out of the proceeds, I wish the residue to be equally divided in seven parts, and I give and bequeath one seventh part of the same to Benjamin Oliver in trust that he will apply the same to the support & maintenance of my daughter Dorothy Maxwell during her natural lifetime or until the same be exhausted, but should there be any of the same remaining, unapplied at her death that he will divide the same equally among the children of the said Dorothy that may survive her. One seventh part I give & bequeath to Ann Pearsal, one seventh part to Ozborn Carr, one seventh part to John Carr, one seventh part to Ann Jane Oliver, one seventh part to Linda Carr, and one seventh part to Robert Dickson (my children) to them and their heirs forever.

 I hereby constitute and appoint my son James Dickson Executor to this my last will & testament. Signed, Sealed, published and declared by the Testatrix as her last will and testament the 23rd day of February A.D. 1844.

Susan (X) Dickson


 In presence of us: David Sloan; John Levinson

North Carolina

Duplin County Court October 1852

 The due execution of the foregoing will is proven in open Court by the oath of David Sloan one of the Subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded and filed at the same time James Dickson qualified as Executor thereto.

B.F. Grady, (?) Clk

 Susan Dickson Will as found in DESCENDANTS OF SIMON DICKSON Compiled by Claire Jean Potter Ferguson Sullivan, Ph. D.

The exact Will of Susan Dickson is found in the James Dickson Folder, N.S.D.A.R Library, Washington D. C.

This will is not to be copied and posted on any other site!

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